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Graet place friendly service a real delight
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We had a fun 4 hour boat ride today here at The Bay of Islands. We had a great time, drove through the hole in the rock, stopped on one island long enough to go for a walk and saw dolphins twice along the way. (You will have to wait for Craig's photos to see the ...
... of having visited such an extraordinary island. We returned to the hotel exactly on time to meet the ex-Essex lad who had emigrated and had found employed with "Go" car hire. He had a trainee with him and clearly enjoyed sharing his fluent customer patter with the novice. We had chosen a RAV4 on the basis that we anticipated that some of the roads would be rough and a 4x4 would be a good choice. I nervously joined the city's traffic ...
... to swim when babies are present.
The cool thing with the dolphins was once we started to leave they started chasing the boat and jumping up in the air like they wanted to surf the wake of the boat.
We also landed on one of the islands for lunch and a strole. There were sheep grazing and lots of little lambs.
The lamb below was curious what I was up to ...
... the Maori chiefs ceded sovereignty to Britain. In the Maori version, they did not. They are still discussing it today. However what it did succeed in doing was in recognising the Maori's land rights and in recognising the Maori as British subjects. Having said that the land rights have not always been respected. While we were there we saw a huge canoe which the Queen had seen when she had visited and she had apparently asked to be ...
... to cotton on to get it taken off.. Then I saw some nice pumps that where only $5 in the sale! Bargin!! So I spent $55 on stuff that was worth about $100!!! Bonus!! I had a lovely hot ham roll for lunch with crisps, was very yummy!! I went and got pandora charms then went back to hostel and my room was full of new people!! They seem okay but one girl is really irritating!! ...